Building Projects With Energy-Efficient Design Through Technical Support Received Under BEEP

One of the main tasks under BEEP is to work with builders and provide them technical assistance to design energy efficient buildings. BEEP has provided technical assistance by conducting design workshops (also known as Integrated Design Charrettes) for 18 building projects (15 commercial and 3 residential).


Plaques were awarded to 3 projects that have availed technical assistance under BEEP, and after incorporation of energy efficiency features in their design, the buildings are now under construction.

  • Jupiter Hospital, Pune - A 300 bed multi-specialty hospital project in Baner, Pune. The project developer is Jupiter Lifeline Hospitals Ltd. The award was received by Mr. Neelesh Shinde.


  • The India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), New Delhi - An advanced resource centre of research, training and extension for participatory democracy and election management institute under the Election Commission of India. Currently functioning from the Nirvachan Sadan, the new campus is being constructed at Sector 13, Dwarka, New Delhi. The agency building this is the Central Public Works Department. The award was received by Mr. Vivek Khare from the Election Commission.


  • The World Trade Centre, GIFT City, Gandhinagar - A mixed-use development project that is a part of the Domestic Finance Centre of GIFT City. The project developer is Viridian RED. The award was received by Mr. Anil Minj & Ms. Alankrita Soni.



Certificates were awarded to building projects that have availed technical assistance under BEEP and have agreed to incorporate energy efficiency features.

  • Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore - This university, being developed by Symbiosis, offers short term skill based courses as well as degree programs in high growth sectors of Automobile, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, IT, Banking & Finance. The award was received by Mr. Jitendra Vyas.


  • Avantika University, Ujjain - It has been planned as India’s first design centered university, blending an academic model for design, architecture and technology disciplines. The Project Developer is the Maharashtra Academy of Engineering & Education Research (MAEER), Pune, which is a well-known educational trust, including their flagship institute, Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune. The award was received by Dr. Prasheel Suryawanshi.


  • D B Pride, Indore - An upcoming housing project in Indore developed by DB Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd., which is the real estate and infrastructure business arm of the Indian media group, Dainik Bhaskar. The award was received by Mr. Praveen Shrivastava.


  • P-17 Residential Project, Mahindra World City, Chennai - An upcoming housing project in Mahindra World City Chennai, which is India’s first operational Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The project developer is Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., and the award was received by Mr. Manish Dubey & Ms. Janhavi Parab.


  • Smart GHAR 3, Rajkot - An affordable housing project under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Untenable slum redevelopment. The project is being developed by Rajkot Municipal Corporation and the Commissioner, Rajkot, Mr. Banchhanidhi Pani received the award.



Qualified Laboratories Under the Technical Assistance Provided by BEEP to Develop Building Material Testing Infrastructure

Building insulation materials play an important role in the construction of energy-efficient buildings. BEEP, with overall guidance from Bureau of Energy Efficiency, supported a programme on the capacity building of a few labs in India to enhance testing of building insulation materials and products. Under the Inter-Lab Comparison activity using ‘Star Robin Testing Method’ for distribution of insulation samples was undertaken, wherein three partner Indian labs qualified and they were recognised at the conference.


  • The Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy (CARBSE), at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. The award was received by Prof. Rajan Rawal.


  • Isolloyd Engineering Technologies Ltd., Baddi. The award was received by Mr. Mohit Khanna.


  • Spectro Analytical Labs Ltd., New Delhi. The award was received by Mr. Sushant Gupta.



National Design Competition for External Movable Shading Systems

External movable shading systems can significantly help in reducing heat gains in a building. Yet despite the potential, there are very few examples and applications of external movable shading systems in India. BEEP organized a design competition to promote innovative, indigenous concepts and solutions for external movable shading systems. The competition had two categories - residential buildings and commercial buildings. Thirty one entries were received in the first stage. After a two-stage evaluation process, three residential designs and two commercial designs were finally selected for the prototype testing.


Residential Buildings Category

Winner : "Fabric Twist" by Anto Gloren and Payal Chaudhari. The award was received by Mr. Anto Gloren.


First runner-up : "One-Fold" by Banduksmithstudio. The award was received by Mr. Sachin Bandukwala.


Second runner-up : "Touch Me Not" by Jurong Consultants Pvt. Ltd. The award was received by Dr. Uma Maheswaran.


Commercial Buildings Category

Winner : "Zula" by Keyur Zaveri. The award was received by Mr. Zaveri.


First runner-up : "Vertical Rigid Louver System" (VRLS) by Facade Applications for Conservation of Energy (FACE). The award was received by Ms. Ismet Khambatta.